"Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?" -C.S. Lewis
This quote really hit home for me as I reflected over the past year.
In the moment even though life is changing, it seems to stay the same. And then all of the sudden when I take a moment to look back everything is in fact different.
I am different, my life is different, my goals are different, and I've grown into a different person...a better person hopefully. Little things that at one time seemed so important to me, no longer matter.
Canean and I moved away from family and friends in 2013 for a new opportunity. Turns out it was an amazing thing having to rely solely on each other for everything. It will either break you are make you realize why you are with this person in the first place. For us, it brought us even closer than we were before. Our love has become unbreakable and made us both very thankful of how blessed we really are.
I gave up a career that I thought for sure I would never get over leaving, but turns out when there is another plan for your life, you do get over it. See when you are in the moment, it seems like nothing changes, like it won't change, or that little trivial things really matter in life, that others will care...but in reality they don't. So why do we?
By being away from my comfort zone over the past year, I have realized that the only things that do matter in life all have to do with love. Love of your family, friends, and "the one" who you don't want to live without. That's it.
So while things are in fact changing, embrace it. Embrace every moment that you are in because in a year when you look back it will all be different.
And that my friends can be very exciting.
Cheers to you all and 2014! Happy New Year!
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